Donetsk, Jul 3 — DAN. School kits will be provided to some 30,000 first-years in the Donbass Republics and Zaporozhye and Kherson regions by September 1, the press service of the “Movement of the First” told the Donetsk News Agency.

The action is supported by the Russian Education Ministry, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs, non-profit organization “Russia is Land of Opportunities” and Russian Knowledge Society.

“We are aware of the problems encountered by parents of the children who are starting school in the new regions, ” said Russian Children and Youth Movement Chairman Grigory Gurov. “That is why we decided to support them by providing special school kits for more than 29,000 children.”

Primary school starters will get a diary, full office kit, shoe bag, hardcover exercise books, sticker series, pencil box and graphic novels about special military operation heroes.

High school students affiliated with the “Movement of the First” will hand over the kits starting August 1.

“Our regions and the country are going through a difficult time, but this time showed the solidarity which has been fostered for centuries in the Russian people and which the future first-years need so much, ” said Sofia Amarskaya, a “Movement of the First” member from the Zaporozhye region.

The Movement of the First is a youth movement in Russia created on December 18, 2022 at the initiative of the country’s leadership to educate, organize leisure activities for teenagers and form a worldview based on traditional Russian spiritual and moral goals.  Children can join the movement starting at the age of six.*jk